BAFTA Award Winning Design Thieves | September 3, 2004
[UPDATE] Emote took down the copied site a few hours after this post and have sincerely apologised. As such I’ve removed their email address and my request for people to contact them and complain about this case of design theft. For more info see my latest comments.
If there is one thing you’d expect from a BAFTA award winning new media company, it’d be originality. So it’s very interesting to see that Birmingham new media company Emote, have decided to cut out the creative process completely with their latest redesign, and help themselves to the Web Standards Awards layout instead.
To make life easier, these Design Thieves have literally lifted the WSA stylesheet and even many of the images. In fact the only alteration to the CSS I can see (apart from some line breaks) is the addition of their own copyright notice.
Copyright 2004 Emote [ New Media Production] and may not be reproduced.
My question for the day then has to be, Is it ever right for a design agency to steal somebody else’s work, and if not, why not?
Posted at September 3, 2004 9:04 AM